This simple refashion is perfect for turning a slightly shapeless knit into a retro pinup sweater - and it literally only involves three seams! My original is a wool-blend cardigan from Primark - the design was cute, but the sweater was shapeless (basically just a straight rectangle) and too long for my preference (since I generally wear skirts I like sweaters to hit the waist), plus the buttons gaped at the bust. I’d hung onto it because I like the design and colours, but it just never got worn. Prime candidate for a restyling project!
The understated grey tone-on-tone stripe fabric of my latest project provides an opportunity to add some fun details like these bows on the kick pleat and cuffs.
The giant bow pockets I added to my "Bow-dacious" dress are such a fun touch, and they're so simple to sew, but make a big impact!
Based on the boat-neck bodice pattern from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book, I altered the midriff to create this ‘crossover’ or faux-wrap effect. These types of pattern hacks are actually easier than you might think, so I thought I’d share the steps of how I did it.